Sun TV (India)

Sun TV is an Indian Tamil-language general entertainment pay channel launched on 14 April 1993. It is the flagship channel of the Chennai-based media conglomerate Sun Group's Sun TV Network. It was founded and is owned by Kalanithi Maran.[2] Sun TV launched its HD version on 11 December 2011.[3] All programmes are streamed on their official digital platform Sun NXT.

Sun TV
Sun TV logo.svg
Broadcast areaWorld wide
NetworkSun TV Network
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Sister channels
Launched14 April 1993; 28 years ago (1993-04-14)[1]
11 December 2011 (2011-12-11) (HDTV)
WebsiteSun TV Sun NXT
(Chennai, India)
Channel 100 (SD)
Channel 1000 (HDTV)
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 51 (SD)
Asianet Digital TV
(Kerala, India)
Channel 200 (SD)
Kerala Vision Digital TV
(Kerala, India)
Channel 61 (SD)
Channel 882 (HD)
Rogers Cable
Channel 865 (SD)
Channel 269 (SD)
Sreedevi Digital
(Andhra Pradesh, India)
Channel 503 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 511 (SD)
(Tamilnadu, India)
Channel 901 (HDTV)
Channel 101 (SD)
Sun Direct
Channel 800 (HDTV)
Channel 011 (SD)
Channel 1503 (HDTV)
Channel 1504 (SD)
Dish TV & d2h
Channel 2858 (HDTV)
Channel 2859 (SD)
Airtel digital TV
Channel 755 (HDTV)
Channel 754 (SD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 108 (SD)
Channel 211 (Upgrade to HD from 1 April 2021)
Lao Sat DTH MM
Channel 94(SD)
Dish Network
(United States)
Channel 753 (SD)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 287 (SD)
Singtel TV
Channel 622 (HD)
StarHub TV
Channel 133 (SD)


Sun TV is the flagship channel of Sun Group started on the Tamil New Year 14 April 1993.[4][5][6]

It started off with a four and a half hour programming per day on a time sharing agreement with ATN. However, in January 1995 it became 24 hours programming channel.

Sun TV was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 24 April 2006 upon raising $133 million.[7] It is the most viewed Tamil television channel in the world with syndicated broadcasts in several countries such as the United States, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Qatar, Hong Kong, Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ireland) and other countries.[8]



Sun TV also hosts numerous film-industry–related events in Tamil Nadu and the Sun Kudumbam Awards ceremony biannually.[9]


Digital PlatformEdit


  1. ^ "Sun TV Netgwork Ltd". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ Menon, Jaya (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi wife pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Sun TV HD launched". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Sun TV history". Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  5. ^ Karmali, Naazneen (30 November 2009). "Strong Signal". Forbes. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Rediff India Abroad, April 28, 2006 – Kalanithi Maran: A 'Sunshine' story, by Sanjiv Shankaran and S. Bridget Leena in New Delhi". Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  7. ^ Bharatan, Shilpa (27 March 2006). ", Monday, April 24, 2006, 6:36pm PT – Sun TV shines on Exchange". Variety. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  8. ^ Ram, Arun (7 November 2005). "Karunanidhis pull out of Sun TV". Daily News and Analysis.
  9. ^ Sharma, Kishore (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi pull out of Sun TV".

External linksEdit

Official website